Following a recommendation from a friend, I initially went to Lisa to speak to her about potentially having a breast re-augmentation due to slight capsular contraction. During the initial consultation, I also enquired about my tummy, which I had always been concerned with post two Caesarean sections. I described the other health issues I was experiencing relating to my posture, tilted pelvis and lower back pain/sciatica from a slipped disc. Just from looking at my photos, without even examining me in person, Lisa was confident that I was suffering from a hernia - a permanent separation in my tummy muscles, spanning from my sternum to my pelvic bone and caused by my two pregnancies.
It had never occurred to me that these things were all linked but made perfect sense when she explained the functional nature and benefits an abdominoplasty could offer. If this was purely a cosmetic procedure, I don’t think I would have proceeded as it is a large and intrusive operation with significant downtime. However, the functional and associated health benefits this operation could provide me with long term led me to book my surgery date. This was 12 weeks ago and I can honestly say it was the best decision I’ve ever made. Lisa was indeed correct, I was suffering from a 5-6cm split in my tummy muscles, which she has now skilfully and permanently repaired.
After years of regular chiropractic care, my lower back pain has disappeared. The discomfort I used to feel in my pelvis/thigh from taking long walks has disappeared. My bowel function, which has never been regular since childhood, is now moving daily. The icing on the cake is my new body silhouette - I’ve gone from a saggy belly overhang to a toned, smooth and contoured mid-line. For the first time in my life, I have the confidence to wear figure-hugging clothes that skim every curve. In my view, the extra value you get from talking to a clearly skilled and astute practitioner, driven by wellbeing improvement, not profit margin, is the clarity of their diagnostic skill, the application of a validated method and the inevitable realisation of life-changing results.
You get what you pay for and I am grateful for every penny I spent investing in my long term health, which I can already say has longevity in my physique and a life-changing impact on my mental and physical wellbeing. Lisa, I cannot thank you enough.